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Memorable Manitobans: Georges Louis Fontaine (?-2001)

Basketball coach.

He lived in France with his grandmother during his school years, then attended St. Boniface College. During the Second World War, he served as an officer and pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He coached basketball at St. Boniface College and for St. Andrews Basketball Club, and was also instrumental in establishing wheelchair basketball in Manitoba. In 1984 he was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.  He died on 29 September 2001.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2016

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